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on terror. >>> today republicans will reveal the new pledge to america in sterling, virginia. the gop promises to repeal democrat's health care reform package if it wins back the house in november. >>> barring last-minute action, teresa lewis will be executed tonight in virginia. she pleaded got ordering the murders of her husband and stepson. governor mcdonnell rejected two requests. >>> also today a sit-down meeting between the presumptive next mayor and the school chancellor. kristin fisher is live outside of the wilson building. >> we don't know if we will have a definitive answer as to what will happen with rhee today but at the very least we should be getting some kind of indication as to how their relationship will be progressing in the weeks leading up to november's general election. this has been the dominant issue ever since vince gray won the democratic primary last week. rhee signaled she has no long- term interest in working for gray. one day after his primary victory she called the win devastating for dc school children. that's not the kind of statement you are likely to
the bridge. take you to the beltway in virginia, lanes are wide open from braddock up to 66. nice, clean and green. 270, good morning, maryland, heading southbound, no incidents or accidents. a good amount of volume building between germantown road making your way to montgomery village avenue. now over to andrea. >> thank you, angie. >>> at the top of the hour, here are the stories happening today. bermuda officials are heading out to assess the damage caused by hurricane igor. the storm passed 40 miles to the west of the island but weakened to a category 1 hurricane. parts of bermuda were flooded from the heavy rain. over 19,000 people in the british territory are without power this morning. >>> prosecutors in michigan are holding a press conference today to announce more charges against the suspected serial killer. police believe he stabbed and killed five people in michigan. he is a suspect in two stabbings and hammer attack in leesburg, virginia. his attorneys expect prosecutors to charge his client with at least one murder and three to four attempted murder charges. >>> a virginia w
street bridge as a way to get into the district. in the beltway in virginia, everything is clear from the wilson bridge up to 95. making your way to 66. 495 in maryland north of the district, ever one is moving at speed. inbound new york avenue, no problems at this point between the times building and florida avenue. andrea back to you. >> with vincent gray all but certain to become the next mayor of d.c., this week we should learn more about the future of one of the key figures in at dry january fenty's administration. gray has a meeting scheduled with schools chancellor michelle rhee. kristen fisher joins us from d.c. public schools headquarters. >> reporter: good morning. ever spins vince gray won the democratic primary last tuesday, the big question following him is what will happen to d.c. school chancellor michelle rhee. initially at a press conference after the primary, gray said he would wait until after the general election before he made any sort of personnel decisions. now we are hearing it could be happening much sooner. here is why. rhee will be returning from vacation th
about the fire yesterday on haggle circle just off of route 1 in lorton, virginia. eileen armstrong is credited with saving her two young sons and infant daughter. but there was nothing anyone could do to save armstrong and two other sons trapped inside. >> couldn't do anything. we couldn't get in. >> reporter: armstrong's surviving children and their father are in the washington hospital center's burn unit. some of them have life- threatening injuries. >>> a maryland man is among the nine troops killed in tuesday's helicopter crash in southern afghanistan. brendan looney became a navy officer in 2004. he later completed seal training. he lived in silver spring and graduated from dematha high school in 1999. tuesday's crash was the deadliest since may of 2006. >>> today afghanistan's army welcomed the first batch of female officers in decades. 29 women graduated from the kabul army training center. afghanistan and alternate have been pushing to expand training to increase the country's security forces. the women spent six months training and will work doing administrative work and w
a bit, virginia beach is less than 100 miles from earl's approach of land and it escaped the high winds and flooding that hit the outer banks. >> still a light drizzle here in virginia beach but we are expecting the sun shortly. they are taking stock of the damage one tree down, eight people without power, no major flooding. call it dancing with earl. even at 3:00 a.m., people were out romancing the storm. in the dark, winds gusted to a high of maybe 20 miles an hour. the rain just sprinkled down. at daybreak, the adventurers took to the beach, even waltzing in the water. awed by the waves and imagine imagine industry that skirted the ocean front to offer a cares reinstead of a punch. >> it is something magic about being out there. >> very fresh. don't get it all the time. the wind feels great. >> reporter: by 7:30, the wind had shifted. earl was sucking it back out that way, and if you look at the swells, you can see how the wind was blowing the foam out to sea. the wind blew northeast in gusts as high as 40 miles an hour. the biggest threat now the waves an the tide which may eat up p
now. a few light showers in ohio and west virginia but around here generally clear. we could see 30s or 40s here. 60s and 70s across the board. 73 national. dew point in the 60s and a light wind out of the north at three miles an hour. nationally, we have some showers out in the rockies in the southwest. this moisture is feeding in to a developing storm system in the northern plains and once again rough weather ahead of this. showers and storms through wisconsin approaching chicago later on and could cause flight delays an that's a popular spot for folks to go through. the front operating milder air from the warm hot air will be lifting north of us. other than a possibility of a couple of storms this afternoon, we should have a lot less action than yesterday and then this front, this is coming on friday in to saturday morning. this will be our savior. cool us back down to the 80s on saturday an 70s on sunday. our seven-day forecast, 92 today. 94 tomorrow. isolated storm today. and look at this, monday, tuesday, wednesday, upper 70s to low 80s with a few much- needed showers. here's a
chance of showers up to western maryland, pennsylvania border. eastern west virginia out to the shenandoah as we go through the afternoon. a better chance of showers on the. the momslikeme.com bus stop forecast, partly cloudy, comfortable. near 70. sunrise ten before 7:00. tonight watch for scattered showers and maybe a scattered thunderstorm. southwest winds five to ten. sunset 67:18 and -- 7:15. >>> this morning we still have 70 in annapolis and pax river. 63 cambridge. some 50s out there. notice them in martinsburg, cumberland, petersburg, luray and stanton in the upper 50s and tappahannock cooled off to 61. at reagan national 69. got mostly cloudy skies. these are higher clouds. i don't expect a thick overcast. dew point crept up a bit. west coast pretty quiet except for the northwest. the middle of the country we are all the shower and storms. several clusters of these. and the energy is rolling east. the bulk to the north but we will have enough energy that we will see the threat thankfully for much-needed showers coming in tonight. the cold front to our south but t
was hit with more charges in michigan. he's suspected of a series of stabbings in virginia, ohio and michigan. today prosecutors in flaunt have charged him with murder and assaults. these new charges are in addition to the attempted murder charges he's also facing in michigan. >> we have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that this occurred and the defendant is the person responsible. we'll get there. we're being careful, methodical. i have a tremendous team of law enforcement working with us and i'm confident we'll be able to be successful. >> abuelazam pled not guilty today. >>> we have the condition of a doctor shot at hopkins last week. orthopedic surgeon david cohen is in good condition and continues to improve. he was shot by the son of an elderly patient being treated at the hospital last thursday. police say the gunman, 50-year- old paul warren pardus became distraught after being told about his mother's condition and he shot and killed his mother and then himself. >>> the only woman on virginia death row, the only way theresa lewis will survive is a reprieve from the dis
. >>> the u.s. supreme court is the only chance a virginia woman has to avoid execution this week. theresa lewis was denied clemency. the 41-year-old mother and grandmother is the only woman on virginia's death row. she is also set to be the first woman executed in the state in nearly a century. lewis was convicted of conspiring with two men to carry out the 2002 murders of her husband and stepson. right now her execution is scheduled for thursday. >>> ever since the d.c. council chairman vincent gray won last week's mayoral primary, the question on many people's mind is whether or not school chancellor michelle rhee will be staying. kristin fisher reports that we could have an answer sometime this week. >> reporter: well michelle rhee will return from vacation this week and when she does, she'll meet with vince gray about her future or lack there of as d.c. school chancellor. now her school reform was a major issue throughout the battle. supporters of michelle rhee and fenty credited them for making tough decisions to improve d.c. schools but opponents have accused her of alienating teach
't pay your vehicle tax and lose your license plate. that's one new rule in a virginia county. we'll tell you where after the break. >>> another great day, temperatures above average. we'll take you out with the almanac. you can access this on our website at wusa9.com. go to the weather tab and follow the drop-down menu to weather data. 86 and 62 goes in the books. averages are 80 and 62. record high of 97. record low of 43. we'll come back and talk about the weekend and some unusual stats about hurricanes, including hurricane igor next. >>> let's check in with patranya on the evening rush hour. >> 10 after 6:00 and our realtime maps here. top half of the beltway heavy from prince george's county down to i-66. a 30 minute commute from landover to kenilworth due to a disabled vehicle on the route. moving to our live camera on 495, on the west side of the beltway, jammed up, crawl from 66 all the way to the 270 spur. and finally we're going to wrap it up in d.c. a pretty shot over the key bridge and plenty of sunshine. no accidents or incidents throughout the metro area. lesli, back to you.
stern from leesberg, virginia. and we need a pair of eyes so log on to our website, wusa9.com and send us a storm report if you would. so for tonight, severe thunderstorm watch until 10:00. some severe storms and some heavy. partly cloudy and mild, and temperatures 64-72 and we'll put the watches up at the bottom of the screen shortly. >> thank you, topper. >>> now to a tragic scene in lorton, virginia as a fire takes the life of a mother and two of her children. peggy fox joins us to explain how the woman's three other children made it out alive. >> reporter: well neighbors say this mother did everything she could to save her children. with flames all around her, she got her two oldest children out of a two story window and dropped her baby into the arms of a friend but that fire moved too fast to save her two other children or herself. >> it was just black smoke and you couldn't see anything in the house. >> reporter: huge flames and thick smoke poured from their neighbor's home, a home with five small children, including a 2-month-old baby. mother sacrificed herself by saving three
other states, including virginia, already have similar laws. >>> well that jolt of jo in the morning or soda in the afternoon can be the pick me up you need, but is the caffeine content enough to lead you to kill somebody? well that's what a kentucky man is claiming. 33-year-old woody will smith is on trial for strangling his wife, but his lawyer said in the days before the murder he ingested so much caffeine he was rendered temporarily insane. okay. well you may not have noticed a difference, but believe it or not our recession is over. that's from the economic of research. they say it ended in june of last year. the 18-month slowdown was the longest recession since the great depression. so what is your reaction to this news? is it surprising to hear the recession over for more than a year now? feeling prosperous in recent months? share your thoughts with mcginty's mail bag at wusa9.com. >>> tomorrow the u.s. senate scheduled to vote on the military don't ask, don't tell policiment and today pastors from five states were rallying here in the nation's capital, saying don't do it. >>
. falls church virginia has created online bill pay for personal property taxes and officials say it's more convenient than writing and mailing checks and reduces the am of paper. property bills are just a start. they hope to add more services soon. for a link, check out the where you live section of our website at wusa9.com. >>> so is the r-word making a come back. >> no. the s-word, showers. and that's probably a stretch. >> just enough to mess up my car wash. >> we'll see. the odds are you'll be all right. 86 today with low humidity. our forecast first for the next three days. starting out with sunshine tomorrow, clouds come in. a drop on there, but i would not bring an em bella -- an umbrella. and i would not have washed my car today but you'll be okay. low 80s on saturday with partly cloudy skies. we'll break down tomorrow for you. not as cool to start. near 70 by 7:00. partly cloudy skies. that means near 60 in the burbs. clouds come in and by evening downright windy, 84 degrees and maybe a shower. and the biggest -- well the biggest factor we'll feel from the front is the wind
charges in virginia. mark bargette is charged with 10 counts. detectives want to hear from anyone who feels they have additional information in this case. >>> prosecutors filed additional charges against suspected serial stabbing suspect elias abuelazam. he faced four more murder charges in flit, michigan. he's also accused of a stabbing and hammer attack in virginia. if convicted he faces life in prison with no chance of parole. >>> another person attacked near the university of maryland over the weekend. this one happened early yesterday morning in the college park shopping center parking lot. police say the victim was intoxicated when three men attacked him. a silver spring man has been charged with a series of attacks this month. police are looking for three suspects in sunday's attack. >>> a government panel is deciding on whether to allow a company to sell genetically engineered salmon to u.s. consumers. if approved by the fda this would be the first ever genetically engineered animal allowed for human consumption. manuel gullegos joins us live with the implications. a big decis
to pass up. buy an energy star appliance in virginia and you don't have to pay the sales tax. governor mcdonnell declared an emergency star sales tax holiday. the products must cost $2,500 or less and be bought for personal use. >>> a belove independent captiol hill hardware store is celebrating 90 years in business. they plan a week long festivity gala including daily raffles and give aways special bargain prizes, live -- bargain prices and free gas. it started when a cabinet maker was laid off by the navy yard and went in to business for himself. >> hardware stores to me smell so good i don't know what it is. old wood floors an stuff. >> i think that is a topper thing. >> it is lumber, new stuff. we are looking at a respite in the immediate metro area. but don't let you guard down. flood watch until 8:00 tomorrow. show you titan. you can see there is a ton of moisture to the south of us. we have rain to the west. we will look a that in academy is but this is what we are concerned about. what will happen is we will be in the mid until the metro area. heavy back to the west, which is occu
the list in maryland and in virginia it's freddie mac and capital one. >>> and so will that be business, coach or saddle. just when you thought flying had cramped your style. now the ride is even tighter. book this one and you'll have just 11 inches of leg room. that is 7 inches less than you already get now. less leg room means more passengers and some carriers are eager to learn more. but anita, i don't expect you'll be booking a seat? >> no. kind of on the tall side for that. just like topper. topper and i both, very tall people. >> big problem. >>> ladies if you live around leesberg, gather your girlfriends and head down to dine and shop. beginning tomorrow and every third thursday there after merchants will host a girl's night out from 5:00 to 9:00. there are concerts, trunk shows, massages, free pilates and discounts on food and wine and free gifts and prize drawings. check out our feature on wusa9.com. look for the blue box in the middle of the home page and click the change button to find information in leesberg and other communities in the area. >>> warner brothers is donating
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